Tuscan White Beans, Italian Kale & Turkey Sausage

Tuscan White Beans, Italian Kale & Turkey Sausage 1
I came across this Italian kale while my Hubby and I were shopping at the farmers market and I fell in love. It’s much softer and flat and its stalks aren’t as big and hard as the American variety. If you can’t find it just use regular kale and put it in with the beans after about 10 minutes instead of 20 minutes. These beans are creamy, like mashed potatoes, and the cheese just puts them over the top.  Continue reading

Pear & Pomegranate Muffins

I had a craving for muffins for breakfast and checked my fruit basket…lo and behold a lone ripe pear…so I chopped it up and added it into my traditional muffin batter along with fresh Pomegranate arils…end result was so delicious! I sliced one in half and spread a little butter on it…so good; served with a fresh cup of caffè latte, I was in heaven… Continue reading

Green Lentil Pasta Carbonara With Salt Cured Pork

Green Lentil Pasta Carbonara With Salt Cured Pork
I have absolutely fallen in love with Lentil pasta. I’ve been running around telling everyone about it. I buy extra boxes and give them to people I know will feel the same way I do. Like Linda’s pasta last week with the red lentils. My Hubby who is a big pasta lover has even said he prefers the lentil pasta now. So I went out on a limb and made this dish for a small dinner party and didn’t tell my guests they were eating lentil pasta until dinner was almost done. The looks of pleasant surprise were very rewarding. Yes, more converts! If you haven’t tried lentil pasta, please do…you won’t be disappointed! Continue reading

Poached Chicken & Grape Salad

Poached Chicken & Grape Salad
Today my Hubby and I enjoyed a delicious poached chicken and grape dish. I was in the mood for a kind of Waldorf salad, but didn’t want to go to the store so I used what I had in the kitchen. Trying to keep it light I used less sour cream and mayonnaise and more Greek yogurt. I love getting little bites of cool, crunchy and sweet all in one. We ate them in little Boston Bibb cups but I think a grainy bread would be great too. We will definitely be having this for lunch tomorrow too!  Continue reading

Red Lentil Pasta with Brie & Toasted Pine Nuts

This meatless pasta reminds me of a meal I had in Italy a few years ago…everything tastes so fresh! It’s the perfect mid-week meal that’s both hearty and tasty…Nutritionally, this red lentil bean-based pasta has a single ingredient (organic red lentil flour), and is packed with 13 grams of protein in every serving. Heidi turned me on to this pasta and I’m now a convert…with a perfect al-dente bite, it pairs well with any sauce thrown its way! Continue reading

Chicken Chili

Chicken Chili

I love a hearty chili with black beans and this chili is no exception. Especially on a chilly spring day like today…If you want an easy healthy chili that satisfies and comforts you…give this one a try, I promise it will not disappoint. Continue reading